Transforming Lives & Communities Together


Supporting Adults With Developmental Differences

Thirty men and women with intellectual and developmental differences--aka disabilities--have chosen to live in one of our five homes in Holland, Michigan. Our residential and community living specialists provide needed supports within the context of a safe and nurturing Christian community. As a ministry, we and our community have been richly blessed by and are grateful for the love and gifts which our sisters and brothers in Christ freely and joyfully share.

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Lakeshore Little People's Place

While the parents are away, the kids are at play—at the reading station—at prayer—and just exploring God’s world in a bundle of ways. Safe. Nurturing. Loving. It’s what this childcare ministry is all about and HDC helps support it

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Buen Pastor Ministries

Migrant families have some added challenges in life, and Buen Pastor focuses on some unique early childhood programs for migrant children and their families. HDC is on the board to support and be a part of this community.

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Challenges Become Opportunities & Blessings
While the last few years have had some fairly significant challenges for the Holland Deacons’ Conference (HDC), I have had the wonderful opportunity and privilege to see how God has met and continues to help us meet these challenges and bless the work of HDC. Some of the challenges we have faced became opportunities that turned into blessings. Let me explain what I mean. During the past few years, as you may well know, the ministry of My Brother's & Sister's Houses (MBSH) has faced some very significant challenges. Some of these challenges—such as the sudden closing of Kandu in 2015—presented new opportunities for the men and women who call MBSH their home. One such...
Attention Deacons & HDC Deacon Reps!!!
WHAT: The Annual Meeting of the Holland Deacons' Conference WHEN: Thursday, November 8, 7:00 - 9:00 pm WHERE: TBD...stay tuned WHO: HDC Representatives, Deacons, and anyone interested in the work of the Holland Deacons' Conference, e.g., anyone involved in disability ministries, community outreach, community development, benevolence ministries, social justice, etc.  WHAT: 1.) Hear about the work and plans of the Holland Deacons' Conference; 2.) Hear from representatives and residents of My Brother's and Sister's Houses; 3.) Learn about what God is doing at HDC's two affiliate ministries, Buen Pastor and Lakeshore Little Peoples Places; 4.) Find out what other deacons are...
Self-Guided Orientation for HDC Deacons & Diaconates
This is an updated version of the self-guided orientation that first appeared on HDC's website earlier this year. This presentation was designed primarily for deacons (CRC & RCA) serving congregations that partner with and/or support the work and ministries of the Holland Deacons' Conference (HDC).  This presentation could be used by during a training or orientation session for all or any deacons interested in learning more about their responsibilities as well as about the work and purpose of HDC. It could also be used by individual deacons or anyone else with similar interests. This presentation consists of 22 slides that provide both an overview of the work and role of...